Personal computing discussed

Search found 37 matches

  • 1
  • 2
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale
Replies: 44
Views: 8063

Re: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale

Centos is hard to install on actual hardware. I had trouble installing Centos 7 on Dell C2D laptop as well as Thinkpad T420s until I disabled nVidia GPU. I love Centos on the server but it doesn't play well on desktops. Good to know about Ryzen on Linux. RHEL/CentOS don't have the most up to date g...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Better to throw exceptions or return null?
Replies: 56
Views: 9684

Re: Better to throw exceptions or return null?

For this I'd say search the existing code base for a similar example and do whatever was done there, for consistency. Both approaches have advantages and disadvantages, highly dependent on context. I wrote the C# project's codebase from scratch. What do I do then? :lol: Decide if you're going to ca...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Who's Down with IGP? (Apparently this Homie)
Replies: 18
Views: 2598

Re: Who's Down with IGP? (Apparently this Homie)

Testing out the AMD drivers and my motherboard only having one displayport are the reasons I have a discrete card in my personal desktop. I have quite a few systems which only have the IGP, and they work great.
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Legal DOS Games
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Re: Legal DOS Games

I suppose curated archive collections of orphan works could be considered as not random? As long as the mods allow it, it counts. ;) Just trying to keep this thread within the ToS. It's a fuzzy area, but one that could come into focus very quickly if someone deems it worth the attention. I'll check...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: New Ubuntu kernel + Nvidia drivers = broken desktop
Replies: 10
Views: 2993

Re: New Ubuntu kernel + Nvidia drivers = broken desktop

I'm not running the gcc toolchain from the official repos (needed newer toolchain for something I was working on a few months ago), so this will be fun to sort out. I was introduced to Lmod at my last postion, and I would highly recommend it when doing custom stuff with the toolchain. It's somethin...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Legal DOS Games
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Legal DOS Games

Anyone know of a legal place to get disk images of old DOS games? Not to be confused with downloading random disk images off the 'net. >_< My Dad was talking about playing some old DOS games today, and I thought I would look around and see what I could setup for him on Linux. I've got DOSBox, but I ...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

Re: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS

After some initial playing around... C# on .NET Core is more like Java then Go, Rust, or C/C++. I built a self-contained executable using the default "Hello World" boilerplate, and it requires 178 files to run on a clean Linux install. That pretty much kills it for everything that isn't lo...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

Re: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS

whm1974 wrote:
Sorry I didn't mean to derail this thread. Any tips on using .NET Core to make life easier with writing programs for Linux and Windows?


No worries. From me, not yet. I just started playing with it.
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

Re: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS

While there's a lot of Perl code out there, my impression is that its popularity is declining, as Python fits into much the same niche and is a more "modern" language. Of the languages you just listed, I'd put Perl last in terms of priority. Indeed. C# --> C/C++ --> Python --> Perl is pro...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

Re: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS

I'm wondering about IDE/text editor experiences Visual Studio: Windows/Mac, most comprehensive, but perhaps a bit bloated if you use only like 5% of the functionality. Visual Studio Code: all OS, the new fling if you are not satisfied with whatever text editor that you like. Any good old text edito...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

Re: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS

Java (on Android). Google is pushing Kotlin for new Android applications. https://kotlinlang.org/ I also would not count on an academic advisor knowing what's going on in the industry any better than the developers in this forum. :wink: I wouldn't count on academic advisers knowing much of anything...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

Re: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS

I write C# for .NET on Mac every day, but not really in the ways that you want to. My experience with .NET on macOS is entirely based on Xamarin. I really like it but I don't know how it compares to whatever it is you're trying to replace. 90% of the app I'm porting is in shared code that "jus...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Application development or Help Desk, both?
Replies: 98
Views: 5157

Re: Application development or Help Desk, both?

Yeah no dice. Looks like I'm going to have to install Windows either on bare metal or a VM wither I want to or not. Check out Visual Studio Code. https://code.visualstudio.com/ It's a cross platform Electron app, and it has lots of plugins for various languages, including C#. It's also simpler them...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

.NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS

Does anyone have any impressions of .NET Core on Linux and/or MacOS? I'm wondering about IDE/text editor experiences, toolchain maturity, or experiences porting applications. If it's worth it, I might spend sometime getting familiar with C#, and use .NET Core as a way to move web apps or do Windows ...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Application development or Help Desk, both?
Replies: 98
Views: 5157

Re: Application development or Help Desk, both?

You have to understand the point isn't to teach you tools (C, C++, Python, etc.), but to teach you the concepts. Really, the language isn't important. I would agree, except that many concepts aren't taught at all if you're using high-level languages. Sure, assembly isn't super useful, but the minds...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Application development or Help Desk, both?
Replies: 98
Views: 5157

Re: Application development or Help Desk, both?

I just installed Mono and Mono Basic in Manjaro. .NET Core is available on Linux, so that can be used instead of Mono. How well can I write cross platform applications with C# and Visual Basic for both Windows and Linux? That's something I've been asking myself lately about C# now that .NET Core is...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Application development or Help Desk, both?
Replies: 98
Views: 5157

Re: Application development or Help Desk, both?

OK some of the impressions I'm getting from this thread is that a lot of schools don't teach C and Assembly or at least they not are required courses to take. I'm under the impression that an understanding of both makes for better developers. I'm also of the thought that knowing both C and C++ will...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Application development or Help Desk, both?
Replies: 98
Views: 5157

Re: Application development or Help Desk, both?

I'm a bit out of touch - do dev degrees include assembly, C, or anything low-level these days? It depends on the institution, and what their focus is. Also, the student. The university I went to focused on systems programming, but most professors let the students pick which language they used for t...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Application development or Help Desk, both?
Replies: 98
Views: 5157

Re: Application development or Help Desk, both?

whm1974 wrote:
Software Development(010C)

I really want to get into programming...


Software Development hands down. The technical knowledge will advance you further then the tech support classes. Technical support is important, but the best techs are the ones who know how things work and are put together.
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Best VPN, Your Opnion
Replies: 23
Views: 3739

Re: Best VPN, Your Opnion

Other people will have access to your packets regardless of what you do. The question is, who do you trust the least ? For mobile use I'd say top of the list is the operator of the random WiFi hotspot you're using to get on the 'net, so anything that wraps all traffic on the local network with stro...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Best VPN, Your Opnion
Replies: 23
Views: 3739

Re: Best VPN, Your Opnion

I just want to say, rolling your own VPN on something like DO or Linode is kinda like the argument for build+FreeNAS vs a Synology system. Sort of. IPs used by VPN providers get blocked due to abuse at times by various services, and it really is the best way to know how much, or how little, gets lo...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: C Code Perfect Storm of Stupid
Replies: 64
Views: 6167

Re: C Code Perfect Storm of Stupid

In a related vein, there are also Linux device drivers from big-name enterprise hardware vendors (not naming names here since I'm not sure if this info is under NDA) that blow up if you enable kernel preemption. Can you name the category of device or say if they are mainlined? Or draw a picture, wh...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Best VPN, Your Opnion
Replies: 23
Views: 3739

Re: Best VPN, Your Opnion

Private Tunnel (https://www.privatetunnel.com/pricing/) is a VPN service run by OpenVPN Inc., and it helps fund OpenVPN development. If I were you, I'd get a $5/mo Linode instance and install OpenVPN on it. It's a sledgehammer where a flyswatter would do approach, but it's a pretty neat bang for the...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: C Code Perfect Storm of Stupid
Replies: 64
Views: 6167

Re: C Code Perfect Storm of Stupid

Buub wrote:
notfred wrote:
Not just the Linux kernel, most kernels are in C.

For what it's worth, the Windows kernel is actively moving to C++. But yes, most kernels are still C.


I thought the Windows NT kernel was C++ from the start. ???
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: C Code Perfect Storm of Stupid
Replies: 64
Views: 6167

Re: C Code Perfect Storm of Stupid

Look for a Computer Engineering program, if you can find one. It won't get you out of the Calculus, but they tend to focus more on the low levels of computers. The trick is to find one that isn't just a renamed CompSci program or a renamed EE program. I usually tell people to get an EE if they want...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?
Replies: 21
Views: 8211

Re: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?

If returning to form means having a decent CPU offering against Intel while massively dropping the ball on the dGPUs and even more so on the HPC side, yeah. As an HPC guy, I'm pretty excited about EPYC. How so? I'm on the fence. Intel's per core performance is still better, and we're only doing a s...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: CFFI
Replies: 8
Views: 1925

Re: CFFI

Python can be extended via C or C++ ( https://docs.python.org/3/extending/extending.html ) as well, and that's really the proper way to use C/C++ code in Python. CFFI is just quick and dirty. If you don't have the skills or the time to write a proper module yet still need to use a C library, CFFI. :)
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Backup software as gift - both PC and Mac?
Replies: 14
Views: 2096

Re: Backup software as gift - both PC and Mac?

I know nothing about Mac backup (or really anything about recent Macs) whatsoever and I am not excited about trying to research that. If anybody has tips on that front I'd appreciate it. MacOS backups are much easier then Windows since it doesn't have a registry, and if you know anything about back...
by FlamingSpaceJunk
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?
Replies: 21
Views: 8211

Re: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?

Welch, I hear ya. Rather odd issue and it sucks NVIDIA won't address it. Makes me wonder if NVIDIA will begin to cede away the lowest-end of the market to APUs and stick to 750 / 1050 class hardware in a few more years. Nvidia owns the server space, and they have the prices to prove it. They can ce...
  • 1
  • 2